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Daughter tells how dad's drug abuse led to murder
Bryan Cooke at trial
Bryan Cooke is shown during his trial on Nov. 2 in Circuit Court at Warren County Courthouse. He was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and was given life without parole. Cooke still awaits sentencing Feb. 14 for lesser charges including burglary and theft.
Brianna Cooke was just 17 when she learned her grandparents had been brutally murdered. The only thing worse than hearing that news was the realization her own father was the killer. “I fell to the ground and screamed and cried,” said Brianna of her reaction after rushing past officers and crime scene tape at the home of her grandparents, Gary and Gail Dodson.